Mr. Burns revokes the dental plan from the power plant's union contract, and when Homer realizes that he'll now have to pay for Lisa's new braces, he leads the power plant employees on a strike, while Mr. Burns struggles to put an end to the rioting. Written by
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One of the jokes in this episode is that Bart and Homer watch a movie starring McBain (the Arnold Schwarzenegger
parody in the series) where he busts out of an ice sculpture and utters the line "Ice to see you." In an intriguing case of "Life imitating Art" (or the series in this case), in 1997, Schwarzenegger would go on to star in Batman & Robin
(1997) where he played the villain Mr. Freeze, who made a lot of ice-themed puns through the film, much like McBain did here. See more
The nitrous oxide cylinder at the end of the episode is marked N²O. Chemical formulas use subscript for numbers, at least nowadays (the original Berzeluis notation used superscript and was still used during the first half of the 20th century). See more
Oh, man. I have to go to the bathroom. Why did I have all that beer and coffee and watermelon?
Now Homer, I know what you're thinking, and I want to take the pressure off. It doesn't take a whiz to see that you're looking out for Number One.
[as he speaks, there is a leaky pipe dripping in the background, and Smithers pours him coffee from a pot with a long spout
Well, listen to me, and you'll make a big splash very soon!
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Referenced in QI: Film
Union Strike Folk Song
Written by Jay Kogen
, Jeff Martin
, and Wallace Wolodarsky
Performed by Yeardley Smith See more